Obituaries

Tue
28
Jul

Paul George Joseph

Paul George Joseph was born March 24, 1921, to George Joseph Muallum and Hent Abraham Joseph in Bristow. He departed this life July 27, 2015, at the age of 94 years, four months and three days. He was a 1939 graduate of Bristow High School and attended college at the University of Oklahoma. He also served his country in the United States Air Force. On Feb. 6, 1958, Paul George Joseph and Ernestine Slocum were united in marriage. Paul was a member of the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Bristow Elks Lodge. He enjoyed listening to music, and most importantly, spending time with his family. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Joseph of the Bristow home; three children, Susan Lewis of Galveston, Texas, Paula Joseph-Johnson of Bristow and Charles Joseph of Leawood, Kan.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Thu
23
Jul

Coy Dewight Johnson Sr

Coy Dewight Johnson Sr. was born April 11, 1930, in Bristow, to Charles and Mae (Goodwin) Johnson. He departed this life July 22, 2015, at the age of 85 years, three months and 11 days. Coy worked as a painter. He served in the Army Division of the United States Armed Forces. He was also well known as the pit master at the Kellyville Game Club. Long ago, Coy lost his pinky finger. It has always been a family joke that through the years, he would share many different stories about how it was lost. Some will never know the true story. He will be sorely missed. He is survived by five children, Joanne Mayberry and husband Louis and Terri McGuire and husband Mark all of Kellyville, Penny Sherwood of Bristow, Coy Dewight Johnson Jr., and Janice Lindsey and husband Ishmael of Mason; one brother, Kenith Johnson of North Carolina; 16 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Tue
21
Jul

Kenneth Ross Sumner

Kenneth Ross Sumner passed away peacefully on July 18, 2015, in Tulsa, at the age of 95 years. Kenneth was born on May 11, 1920, in Howell County Missouri to Frankie Mae and William Stanley Sumner. He moved with his family from Missouri to Bristow when he was two years old. He attended Bristow Public Schools through his sophomore year at which time his family moved to the Olive district where he graduated in 1938. While living in Olive, Kenneth met the love of his life, Freda Fae Holcomb. They were married in 1941 and moved back to Bristow in 1942; sharing seventy-four years together until her passing April 13, 2014. Kenneth was employed as the office manager for Wilcox Oil Company in Bristow until it closed and then worked for Allied Materials Corporation in Stroud until his retirement in 1982. He always loved building and fixing things in his backyard shop and after his retirement he continued this hobby to everyone’s delight.

Tue
21
Jul

Jon Matthew Proberts

Jon Matthew Proberts was born Feb. 10, 1971, to Dave and Judi Jensen in Dodge City, Kan. He was adopted at the age of four by Michael Proberts when he and Judi were married. Jon departed this life July 18, 2015, at the age of 44 years five months and eight days. Jon served in the Navy division of the United States Armed Forces. He was stationed in Norfolk, Va. from 1988 to 1990. Currently, he was employed for Green Environmental Services LLC. He loved playing the guitar and singing. As well, Jon was an avid Kansas City Chief football fan. Jon loved spending time with his kids most of all, who were the pride of his life. He loved them, along with the rest of his family, deeply. He will be missed by all that ever knew him.

Tue
14
Jul

Nadine Louise Montgomery

Funeral services for Nadine Louise Montgomery will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Welty Church of God. Interment will follow at the Welty Cemetery. Nadine Louise Montgomery was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Welty to John Wesley Hunter and Laura (Beabout) Hunter. She passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015, at her home in Welty at the age of 91. Mrs. Montgomery was a lifelong resident of the Okfuskee County area and was a graduate of Paden High School. She and Elmer Montgomery were married Nov. 20, 1946, in Okemah. Mrs. Montgomery was a loving housewife who enjoyed writing, reading, crocheting and sitting on her porch swing visiting with friends and family. She was also a member of the Welty Full Gospel Chapel. She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Bonnie Marie Hunter and Lillie Crock.

Tue
14
Jul

Crystal Arleen Williamson

Crystal Arleen Williamson was born April 20, 1978, to Danny Lee and Sandra Arleen Williamson. She departed this life July 11, 2015, at the age of 37 years, two months and 20 days. She was raised in Welty and attended Bristow Public Schools. She had worked at a restaurant in Hallett as well as cleaned houses. She dearly loved her children and enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by three children, Jordan Williamson, Cory Walker and Candace Williamson all of Bristow; parents, Sandra and Paul Weaver of Bristow; seven siblings, Donald Williamson of Florida, Taunda Morris of Ohio, Danny Lee Williamson, Jr. of Bristow, Dale Plum and wife, Christie of Mason, Kimberly Nelson and husband, Frank of Welty, Carl Longacre III of Sand Springs and Chris Williamson and wife, Alesha of Mason; nieces and nephews, Brittany Plum, Tyler Furnas, Cody Plum, Ashley and Chance Underwood, Thomas Longacre, Taylor Williamson and Sydney Angel.

Tue
14
Jul

Barbara Dell

Barbara Dell, 73, of Bristow, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 1, 2015,. She was born Barbara Joyce Bowen on Sept. 14, 1941, in Wheeler, Texas, to Erbie Lee Bowen and Joyce Maxine (Wright) Bowen. She grew up in Amarillo, Texas, with three younger sisters. Her father served in the military and took good care of his family. Her mother was the homemaker. Barbara was involved in beauty pageants as a teenager. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She has previously lived in Cleveland and Oklahoma City where she has raised her children. Barbara moved to Bristow in 2007. She resided at Woodland Village where she was very active with the Nutrition Program and Meals-On-  heels. She also enjoyed the role of “bingo caller” there. Most importantly, Barbara loved the Lord and she let her light shine everywhere she went. She never missed an opportunity to witness to others and share the love of Jesus. She made sure her children and grandchildren were taught the Bible.

Tue
14
Jul

Ada Ramona (Snookie) Williams Pinson

Ada Ramona Williams, best known as Snookie was born on April 22, 1947, in Bristow to Robert (Bob) Williams and Pearl Mattie Wallis Williams. She married Leon Pinson in January of 1962. To this union was born three children: Robby, Renee and Ralena Pinson. Snookie was a member of the Choctaw Nation and was always proud of her heritage. She loved gardening and being outside. Always concerned about animals, she had more bird feeders than one should be allowed. Snookie had a heart for all people and if she loved you even a little, she loved you for life. She loved cooking and making sure everyone was well fed. Snookie especially loved baking desserts and sending them to the people she loved. Her kids, grandkids and great grandkids were the light of her life. She is preceded in death by both parents, Bob and Pearl Williams; two brothers, Elmo Williams and Robert Williams; three sisters, Wanda Joyce, Roberta Williams and Thelma Lee and one granddaughter, Heather Ann Pinson.

Tue
14
Jul

Leon Pinson

Leon Pinson, born on May 23, 1941, to Elmer Pinson and Malee (Hunter) Pinson in Iron Post. Leon entered into marriage with Snookie Pinson in January of 1962. Leon and Snookie had three children: Robby, Renee and Ralena Pinson. Leon was a loyal and loving father and his family was his first priority. He had a love for the City of Bristow that was beyond measure and had served civically as a councilman and mayor for almost 30 years. Leon visited with his grandkids and great grandkids daily. He loved playing golf on Sunday afternoon and he enjoyed weekend drives with his wife, Snookie and brother-inlaw Ronald. He made numerous friends in the car business as owner of Okie Auto Sales, and was well-respected by so many. Each and every one of his grandchildren thought of him as their hero. He is preceded in death by both parents, Elmer and Malee Pinson and one granddaughter, Heather Ann Pinson.

Thu
09
Jul

Catherine Jones Young

Catherine Jones was born Jan. 11, 1955, in Bristow to Walter and Jane Jones. She departed this life suddenly of natural causes on June 22, 2015, at the age of 60. Catherine attended Oklahoma University for two years majoring in fine arts and then quit school to, in her words, make money, buy a house and car, and be independent. She was employed for many years in Oklahoma City as an office and personnel manager for a large law firm and then as a personnel manager for several other large companies. She then moved to Tulsa where she was employed for many years as a computer programmer. Catherine and Steve Young were married on Feb. 29, 1980, in Bristow. To this union were born two sons, Alex and Neil, the loves of her life. Catherine returned to Bristow in 2011 to take care of her mother. In 2014 she began working part-time for the Bristow Walmart where she made many new friends, and she often commented how much she enjoyed visiting with the customers.

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